Tampa Flea & Tick Control
Eliminating Pests Quickly & Effectively
Whether you are a local or a visitor, staying in Tampa is normally a wonderful experience, full of all the delights the Sunshine State can offer. Unfortunately, we aren’t the only ones enjoying the warm climate all year round, fleas and ticks do as well. Whereas many states might get a break during the colder winter months, when insects and bugs often go into hibernation, here in Florida, the pesky pests of ticks and fleas just never seem to take a break.
When these nasty creatures infest your yard and your home, you and your family and friends will soon be suffering from itchy, painful bites that can often lead to scarring. In some scenarios, the bites can even cause dangerous illness with long term consequences and health defects. Get in touch with Cross Pest Control of Tampa quickly for rapid flea and tick control in Tampa.
Understanding Fleas & Ticks in Florida
Just because you do not immediately see ticks and fleas around your home does not mean they are not there. These may be found in and around your home, but their population numbers are not always high enough for them to be visible. However, all it takes is a particular catalyst – from an extra warm and mild winter to an increase of a rodent population – for these pests to come out of the woodwork. In fact, rodents are one of the highest causes of flea and tick populations' increases, not the mere fact of owning a pet. Many homeowners who experience influxes may not have a pet, but other environmental factors create the tremendous nuisance of fleas and ticks.
Despite the misnomer, since many homeowners again do not own pets, the most common variety of flea that can be found lurking in Tampa is the cat flea, which actually is found on cats, dogs, rats, and other creatures as well. The most common variety of ticks in Tampa are the American dog tick (also found on many other creatures besides dogs), the lone star tick, and the blacklegged tick. For both of these species, the best and sure method of protection is calling an exterminator as soon as you can.
Does your four-legged friend have an itch they can't scratch? Contact Cross Pest Control of Tampa to get rid of your flea and tick problem today.
How Our Technicians Can Help
In order to be successful at not only controlling but completely eradicating a flea and tick population, there are some critical steps that you should take.
These four steps include:
- Making sure your entire property, inside and out, is completely prepared for treatment
- Conducting treatment of any pets, if you have them
- Complete treatment for all of indoor area, including the deepest nooks and crannies
- Treatment for hot spot activity sites of fleas and ticks outside, as well as areas which could become problem spots in the future
Getting the Professionals Involved
Remember, these parasites do a lot more than just create minor annoyances. Ticks, in particular, can cause Lyme disease, which is debilitating to humans and animals alike. Instead, immediately get in touch with us at Cross Pest Control of Tampa for a true professional treatment.